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“‘Mind-reading’ brain-scan software showcased in NY”

While the headline is exaggerating quite a bit..it’s still exciting to read about these futuristic technologies being developed as we speak. Read. Type. Tweet. Whatever.

“NEW YORK – Mind reading may no longer be the domain of psychics and fortune tellers — now some computers can do it, too.

Software that uses brain scans to determine what items people are thinking about was among the technological innovations showcased Wednesday by Intel Corp., which drew back the curtain on a number of projects that are still under development.

The software analyzes functional MRI scans to determine what parts of a person’s brain is being activated as he or she thinks. In tests, it guessed with 90 percent accuracy which of two words a person was thinking about, said Intel Labs researcher Dean Pomerleau.

Eventually, the technology could help the severely physically disabled to communicate. And Pomerleau sees it as an early step toward one day being able to control technology with our minds.

“The vision is being able to interface to information, to your devices and to other people without having an intermediary device,” he said.”

Also check out the creepy stuff at the bottom of the article like the motion + GPS + audio data gathering tool. And the TV set box that records and monitors your Internet search history to “offer relevant video.”

Yeeeah. Creepy, but exciting. Lawyers who specialize in anything relating to privacy and new technologies should make a small fortune within the next few years….

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